Your favorite stars with their favorite Scotch whisky!
Also, 5 things you probably didn’t know about the drink
An array of Scotches from United Sprits
The Scotch Whisky Collection by United Spirits
Bangalore, India, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotch is a drink embraced and enjoyed wherever, whenever. It is the world’s favorite whisky, and we bet you didn’t know that it’s the only drink that offers a diverse range of tastes, textures and flavours. Whether neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, there is no right or wrong way to drink Scotch whisky. As long as you enjoy it (responsibly, of course!) that’s all that matters. It is also the ideal gift for men. If you are confused what to gift your man, don’t hesitate anymore and get him a bottle of Scotch Whisky! A gift which he will not only appreciate but also cherish.
Scotch whisky is found in the hands of arbiters of style around the world, and India is no different. On the occasion of World Whisky Day on 21st May, USL-Diageo, India’s leading premium drinks Company introduced Bangalore to its biggest global campaign ‘#LoveScotch’. Indulging the audience with their favorite Scotch whisky stories were Canadian Super Model and Global #LoveScotch Ambassador Coco Rocha, actors Randeep Hooda, Mandira Bedi, Dino Morea, alongside Businessman Rajiv Mehta and Whisky Connoisseur Magandeep Singh.
Always wondered how our Indian style icons enjoy their drink? Or who’s that special person they share a dram with? We got the stars to spill the beans!
Dino Morea enjoys chilling with his friends and sipping on Black&White on the rocks, Magandeep Singh enjoys his Johnnie Walker Black Label with water and Coco Rocha’s favourite mix is Johnnie Walker Red Label with ginger ale! Apparently if you spot her on a night out you will always see her nursing this drink. Mandira Bedi loves to have the single malt Singleton neat and especially with her father, Randeep Hooda enjoys his Black Dog on the rocks or sometimes even as a cocktail. He loves unwinding with his dad and sister over a drink. Rajiv Mehta always celebrates occasions with Johnnie Walker Double Black on the rocks as he enjoys the intense and smokey flavour. Watch the video for more!
Now that you know who you share your taste in whisky with, it’s time to up that Scotch IQ or become an amateur Scotch whisky connoisseur. Here’s some trivia that will help you get to know your favorite tipple a little better.
- Ignore the “Scotch snobs” and drink it however you like. Have it on the rocks, neat, with soda or as a cocktail. It’s all about what you enjoy!
- The first record of distilling in Scotland dates back over 500 years and shows Scotch being distilled by monks. Perhaps taking a vow of silence does lead to great creativity!
- The first few steps of making Scotch whisky are very similar to making beer. Chances are if you like beer you’ll love Scotch.
- They say that “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky”, which maybe explains why there’s so much Scotch in Scotland. After all, the term ‘whisky’ derives originally from the Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’, or ‘usquebaugh’, meaning ‘water of life’.
- The Phylloxera beetle had destroyed the French vineyards by 1880. This meant the demand for Scotch rose globally. Rumours of Scotsmen roaming France with jars of beetles in the 1870s were never proven. (We’re joking of course).
- Whisky made in Scotland is referred to as Scotch whisky and is spelt without an “e”.
- Most importantly always drink responsibly
About United Spirits Limited (USL)
USL is a subsidiary of Diageo plc which is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. In 2013-14, Diageo plc acquired a 54.8% shareholding in USL making India one of its largest markets.
Founded in 1826, USL is the largest Indian spirits company, selling around 120 mn cases annually, involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of beverage alcohol. USL produces and sells Scotch whisky, IMFL whisky, brandy, rum, vodka, gin and wine. Its portfolio includes much-loved brands such as McDowell's No.1, Royal Challenge, Signature and Antiquity. USL also imports, manufactures and sells Diageo’s iconic brands such as Johnnie Walker, VAT 69, Black & White, Smirnoff and Ciroc in India. The company also successfully operates strong brand extensions like Johnnie Walker The Journey, Black Dog Sparkling Water, Smirnoff Experience, Royal Challenge Sports Drink, McDowell’s No.1 Soda and Bagpiper Soda among others.
The company is listed on the BSE Limited (Bombay Stock Exchange) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (National Stock Exchange). For more information about USL, our people, vision, brands, and performance visit us at www.unitedspirits.in.
#LoveScotch is about empowering people to express their passion, embolden existing ambassadors and inspire those who are new to whisky, creating a movement across the globe for people to share how they enjoy their dream.